I. Life – II. Work – III. Influence
(Venerabilis Inceptor; c. 1285, Ockham, England – Apr 9, 1347, Munich)
William probably studied a reduced program of arts at the Franciscan college in London before proceeding in 1308 to study theology at the University of Oxford. Here he delivered his lectures on the Sentences from 1317 to 1319.
It is not clear whether, or to what extent, William was involved in the disputes between the mendicant orders and the university. In any case, he came und…